Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
Panel Discussion: Mainstreaming Diversity in Film & TV
In recent years, mainstream film and television productions have seen increasing on-screen appearances and behind-the-scenes involvement by people of color, including Asian Americans. However, even as Hollywood has begun to recognize and depict the diverse fabric of American culture, obstacles remain reconciling a shared Pan Asian identity amid distinct ethnicities and mixed race backgrounds. PAAFF presents a lively panel celebrating the increasing diversity of talent in mainstream media and the struggle to recognize and share the stories of Asian Americans in film and television.
Moderated by Richard Lui - Anchor, NBC News Early Today and MSNBC Dayside
Mike Blum - Producer of Closing Night Film "The Playback Singer"
Susan Jin Davis – Comcast Cable, Senior VP of Product & Operational Compliance, Finance
Kelly Edwards - HBO VP of Talent Development
Sun Kim - Director of Centerpiece Film "Innocent Blood"
Suju Vijayan – Director of Closing Night Film “The Playback Singer”
Stanley Yung - Director of "Chink"